This little Meerkat (Suricata suricatta) came to FFW via the Wild and Free Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre in Hectorspruit. She was a surrendered pet and only about 3 months old when Deidre Joubert, CEO of Wild and Free, received a call from a young couple in the Free State who had found the meerkat ... View More
A Jackal\ Cape Fox (Vulpes chama) Rescue
A young Cape Fox was rescued in April; he was found on a roadside near to the OR Tambo airport and FFW was called out on a Sunday afternoon by Edenvale SPCA Inspector Pieter Dibetso to help with the capture of a small jackal/fox.
Kevin Pearl relates the res... View More
A Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica) who most likely made the trip to the Mediterranean recently and landed in Kotor, Montenegro and this one was seen by Margi on her recent travels!
The Barn Swallow (European Swallow) is not an endangered species. In fact it is currently plentiful. Why then does this l... View More
A Burchell’s Coucal (Centropus burchellii), was recently released in a large garden in Beaulieu where it could be monitored by an FFW volunteer.
Here it is sunning himself and having a snack. He's been hanging around this dense treed area and undergrowth in a completely secure area for about 2 w... View More
Hi there, I have a metal, hollow fence post on my property and there is a Crested Barbet (looks fully grown) inside at the bottom of the post. How do I know if the bird is stuck or nesting? Thanks View More
The Africa Hoopoes were so popular here are a few pics of them growing up!
The African hoopoe (Upupa africana) is a species of hoopoe in the Upupidae family.
What the reference books don’t mention is that they are very smelly baby birds!
And the lovely burbly noises they make when they beg is lov... View More